My quilt lecture to the Joy Quilters went very well, considering I know nothing whatsoever about quilting. They were incredibly kind and welcoming.
I’m really enjoying the quilt project but I’m taking a little bit of a break from it since Christmas is around the corner. There are other things that need to be made for the holidays!
Here’s what I’ve made so far:
This will stain concrete. It will pressure wash off.
My helper! I wet the panels down randomly, then just started adding color very loosely. I don’t want to cover all the white.
It’s August here and very hot outside.
Let it dry completely.
Before I sewed this together, I let it dry completely and then ironed it to set the paint.
I’m using minky for the coral and octopus.
However, you can’t iron minky.
I melted soy wax in a small crockpot and splattered it on the fabric as a resist (protects fabric from paint, batik). If you use soy wax, it’s easy to remove. It will dissolve completely in hot soapy water in your washing matching. Just wash it twice to make certain it’s out.
Before painting, let the wax dry completely.
I made a mistake on this one. Obviously, I didn’t want to gunk up my iron, so I tried to just dry it in the very hot sun. The color didn’t set as bright as I would have liked.
I tried using a steamer cleaner, but that didn’t work. Not hot enough. In retrospect, next time I would use a hair dryer to set the pigment.
Don’t you think a nebula is appropriate for a boy?
Have fun painting!